Travelling Pets and Brexit

16 Oct 2018 | Other news, Practice news

Updated, please read pet travel between the UK and the EU countries after Brexit.

Many of our clients take their pets on holiday abroad with them. We are currently contacting all clients with travelling pets to alert them of the current and uncertain situation regarding pet travel to the EU after Brexit.

Currently UK citizens can travel freely throughout the EU with their pets (dogs, cats, ferrets) with a valid pet passport under the EU Pet Travel Scheme and by adhering to re-entry to the UK requirements.

After March 2019 the UK will leave the EU and it is currently unknown what status the UK will have after March 2019 in regards to pets travelling to EU countries – things could get much more complicated.

Please take a look at our communication with clients with pets. If you are planning to travel with your pet after March 2019  – you will need to make a decision as to whether to plan on a worse case scenario of the UK being unlisted under a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

We advise you to keep up-to-date with information on travelling to the EU with your pet and to use this to help guide your travel plans and preparations. Click for the latest Government information on taking your pet abroad.

We will continue to keep Clients up-to-date with information as and when it becomes available but please do not hesitate to contact us to speak to a member of staff and we will try to help you as much as possible.